The Pac-12 released Stanford football’s full 2014 schedule on Wednesday afternoon, featuring nine conference matchups and six home games. As was the case in 2012, Stanford will have three consecutive home games to open the season before most of the student body arrives on campus for the new school year.
In rainy conditions from South Bend, Ind., No. 17 Stanford’s upset bid came up inches short against No. 7 Notre Dame after Stepfan Taylor was stopped on the inch-yard line on fourth down in overtime, 20-13 the final score.
Coming off a thrilling 54-48 overtime victory over Arizona last week, No. 17 Stanford (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) will try to claim its first road victory when it squares off against No. 7 Notre Dame (5-0) in South Bend, Ind., tomorrow afternoon.
The toughest test remaining on that list is Saturday at undefeated No. 7 Notre Dame. Unlike last week’s opponent, Arizona, for which I went away from my usual matchup format, Notre Dame certainly has the talent to warrant an in-depth column.